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RATINGS: 1909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Poured from bottle. Pours a rich dark brown with tan head, but it dissipates quickly. Chocolate, fairly strong coffee notes, but smooth and a very pleasant finish. This is good, but just not quite as good as Fuller’s London Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (143) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 1, 2015
Color ebano scurissimo, che non lascia praticamente filtrare nessuna luce; schiuma di buone dimensioni, trama fine e molto cremosa, di colore nocciola. Il naso è pulitissimo ed elegante: orzo tostato e caffè macinato colpiscono subito l’olfatto, mentre in sottofondo ci sono sentori più sottili di vaniglia, brownie, mirtillo, tortino di frutta al cioccolato ed una leggera nota affumicata. Corpo medio, poche bollicine, morbidissima e vellutata. Grande intensità di caffè e tostature, gusto amaro nonostante i 45 IBUs dichiarati, che viene però ammorbidito da una perfetta acidità. Il cerchio si chiude con un ritorno al punto di partenza, l’aroma: il retrogusto ripropone infatti mirtillo, cioccolato amaro, oltre ovviamene all’amaro di caffè e di torrefatto. Birra pulitissima, dall’incredibile intensità per un ABV tutto sommato modesto (6.5%) che soddisfa ed appaga il palato pur riuscendo a scorrere con enorme facilità. Perfettamente descritta in etichetta come "dark, rich and sexy".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ty4Cy (9) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
All aboard the taste train for this masterpiece! The jet black pour gives an indication of where this party is headed; straight to flavor town. Chocolate and roasted malts come through perfectly in this well-balanced nirvana in a glass. Easily the best year-round offering from anybody, and the best beer for the buck you will ever find. When the weather cools down, this beer is a must!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Botted. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a bit salty with a mild bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3717) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Black. Chocolate, bit dry powdery, malty, some milkyness. Med full bodied, smooth soft nice texture. Malty chocolate. Really nice, easily drunk. Could do a bunch of these.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Austin_Ripper (63) - Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Smells chocolatey with carmel notes. Taste is sweet but not too sweet. Very smooth, no bitterness at all. Definitely will pick this up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1161) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2015
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Roasted, dry, dark stone fruits, light chocolate.
Appearance: Opaque black color. Minimal, brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, dark fruits, light chocolate.
Palate: Medium-full body. Long dry finish.
Overall: Nice dry porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1610) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
Un soir de pétanque, mon partenaire sort ce chat de son sac. Quelle bonne idée. C’est beau, ça sent bon et ça goûte bon. C’est la noirceur dans toute sa splendeur. Ça sent et ça goûte le cacao, le café, tout ce qui tourne autour des grains grillés avec des pointes de vanille et de caramel. Une texture riche et soyeuse me fait me contre foutre de la partie de boules sur le gravier tellement c’est prenant. Tout ça dans un porter. (1548-090715)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (1797) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours a completely black, topped with almost no head to speak of, just a tiny tan cover. Mildly roasty aroma, nice chocolate notes. Mild taste, gently roasty, slightly sweet. A bit of caramel and a hint of bitterness. Nicely drinkable, very gentle. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1109) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Dark dark brown pour with khaki head. Nose is plenty of roast and caramel, dark coffee, a little burnt toast note. Flavor include more burnt toast, caramel and rich bitter coffee. Espresso, mild sweetness in the finish. Perhaps some darker fruits, but I’m not positive. Maybe dark currants? Either way, medium body, and super solid. 1642015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackintozerocool (3) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
Good taste. I'll be having it again. Founders keeps proving its a good company. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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